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Authentic Sopa de Fideo Recipe

Inside: Learn how to make one of the ultimate Mexican comfort foods – sopa de fideo. This is delicious and easy to make in a hurry. 

Sopa de fideo from above

When I think back on my youth, one of my fondest memories was cooking in the kitchen with my abuelita. She always had so many delicious recipes to try and she encouraged my siblings and me to help her. 

One recipe that sticks out in my mind as a favorite is sopa de fideo. It is definitely one of my favorite Mexican “comfort foods.” I lived near many cousins and other family members, and this soup was always the most popular with all of us. 

What is sopa de fideo?

Sopa de fideo is a very simple recipe to make, but it is packed with flavor. The main ingredient is a short, thin pasta called “fideo” in Spanish. What really makes this delicious are the seasonings and spices that are added, along with the shredded chicken. 

fideo pasta from la moderna

You may think that a hot soup doesn’t sound great in Mexico where the climate is pretty warm, but this is still very popular and delicious. Now that I live in a very cold climate, I enjoy eating this soup during the long winters that we have, and my kids and husband do too! 

How do you make sopa de fideo?

One of the great things about this recipe is that it is easy to make in a hurry. The method for preparing it consists of cooking sauteing the pasta until it is browned, and cooking it together with chicken broth and a homemade tomato salsa. 

cooking the fideo for sopa de fideo

You cook it all together until everything is cooked perfectly and ready to eat. 

I am so glad I got to share this recipe with you all. Let me know below how it turns out. 

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Sopa de fideo from above
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Sopa de Fideo Recipe

Sopa de fideo is the ultimate Mexican comfort food and is super easy to make.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fideo Soup
Servings: 8 Cups
Calories: 180kcal


  • 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/4 White Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Peppercorns
  • 1 Jalapeno Optional
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 bunch Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 7 oz Fideo pasta or other thin pasta such as angel hair
  • 1 Potato Cut into cubes
  • 1 Chicken Breast Cooked and shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth


  • Roast the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a frying pan until browned.
  • Saute the fideo pasta with 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil until lightly browned (5-7 minutes), moving constantly
  • Add the roasted tomato, onion, garlic and jalapenos from above to a blender along with the peppercorn, salt, oregano and cumin and blend until smooth. Strain the resulting liquid and add to the pan with the fideo pasta and stir constantly for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and add 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken and the parsley. Let boil for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot and garnish with fresh lime juice, and additional jalapeno slices.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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Tuesday 16th of January 2024

OK, next to the definition of comfort food there should be a picture of a bowl of this soup! I am a soup addict and I love this soup. We will be making on a regular basis.


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

This was delicious! I couldn't find the fideo pasta so I used the egg noodles and they work just as well (you can find these in any store). I did cut the potatoes too big and I recommend cutting them smaller so that they aren't too firm.

Thursday 13th of July 2023

@Alejandra, did you blend the tomatoes?


Sunday 12th of September 2021

Ok, so I am new to eating fideo as I did not grow up eating it. I have recently started eating it and have made a few different recipes that I have run across. I have to say this is absolutely delicious! Just a few ingredients and a small amount of time and you have a wonderful meal. It filled my apartment with a wonderful home cooked aroma while it was cooking. I never could get the veggies to brown but that is probably because I don't really know what I am doing, but, they did cook down and blended well. I almost wanted to stop there and dip some chips in the salsa and eat that. I didn't have a chicken breast to cook so I used canned chicken. I know the fresh chicken would have been so much better, but, with all the flavors, I really couldn't tell it was canned chicken. This is very simple to make and you don't need to be a pro, just follow the instructions and you will be amazed. Be sure not to leave out the very last step, definetly squeeze lime on it before eating. The lime takes it to a whole other level.Thanks for the recipe!

Miss Kim

Friday 25th of September 2020

Looks just wonderful. My mama would make this for us 6 kids. I'm 60 years young and so happy to come across your recipe. Definitely cooking tonight for my three children.

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